A 14-year-old boy was robbed at gunpoint over his Air Jordan sneakers. According to a report by WSBTV in Atlanta, Georgia, the victim had just gotten off the school bus when the crime occurred.
Reed Williams, 19, and Davon Luckett, 17, were driving when they saw the boy walking away from the school bus and noticed that the boy was wearing $200 Air Jordans. They stopped their car and approached the boy. Luckett flashed a gun and told the boy, “give’em up.” The sneakers were removed and handed to Luckett.
Days later, Luckett posted a picture of himself wearing the Air Jordans on Instagram. When police arrested Luckett and Williams, Luckett was wearing the shoes.
Violence surrounding Air Jordan sneakers is detailed in the novel, 23. Since the 1980s, teens from across the nation have died, or been severely injured by criminals who desired to take their Air Jordans.
Puckett and and Williams were charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault. If convicted, they face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.